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Helix Receives $125K Milestone Payment from Lumera

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (GenomeWeb News) - Helix BioPharma said last week that it has received a $125,000 milestone payment from Lumera under the terms of a licensing agreement for Helix's heterodimer protein technology.


Lumera is currently developing a high-throughput, label-free protein detection platform, which incorporates the Helix technology, through a collaboration with the Institute for Systems Biology.

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